“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn

Our community at Sophia Snow Place (SSP) believes in tomorrow. And we want you to be part of that future.

COVID has taught us much about the needs of seniors. Quality outdoor space is essential to their physical and social well-being. Quality to our community at SSP includes sensitivity to our impact on our urban landscape. We need your support to create an outdoor respite so vital to us all and sensitive to the ecological needs of our urban community.

Our dream is fortunate to have resources enough to get started because of a generous donation from former resident Hugh O’Donnell. This “seed” money will help plant gardens in front of the building that emphasize native pollinator plants. Our residents will soon enjoy the benefits that these colorful and fragrant flowers bring to their everyday life. In addition, new more accessible hardscape changes will improve the safety and ability of everyone to benefit from this special space. Your donation will contribute to this experience to be enjoyed in the upcoming summer.

Naming opportunities are available, as our options for recurring gifts to support the extension of ecologically sensitive design across the Sophia Snow Place campus. Future phases include plans for a Healing Garden that integrates our property at 1225 Centre Street, and a footbridge to provide better access to Allandale Woods. We will continue to update you as we proceed to make design and implementation plans.

Finally, all of our donors will be celebrated in special outdoor events where our garden designer and author Jana Milbocker will share her inspiration when it is COVID-appropriate to come together. We look forward to a time when our communal generosity can be shared and celebrated.

Happy Spring!

Patricia Roggeveen